"Illinois....gateway to the West" Illinois by ladyanne

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A New Kind of Beauty....Simplicity. Illinois

Circumstances led us to go to illinois, a place we would never have chosen on our own.

However, we found it diverse, and comforting. The people in general are the real "beauty" of Illinois, courteous and friendly. Something we miss living in the North East.

I would call the Mid-West the true and real "America". REAL Americans value God and Country, plain and simple.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Friendly people, affordable lifestyle....open and refreshing.
  • Cons:Lots of tolls, conjested traffic jams.
  • In a nutshell:The Gateway to the West. True America!!!
  • Last visit to Illinois: Jun 2005
  • Intro Written Jun 29, 2005
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  • 807Wheaton's Profile Photo
    Aug 15, 2005 at 1:06 PM

    Hi Deb. I loved your barn picture. Barns are intriguing all over the U.S. We used to visit Chicago a lot when we lived in Michigan. Nice tip about Rockford. Marcia


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